Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
Lamiaceae, or mint family
Holy Basil, Tulsi
In Ayurvedic medicine, the whole plant can be used: leaves, flowers, seeds, & roots. The flowers and leaves are most commonly used medicinally, but even the woody stalks are used to make beads for jewelry and meditation malas, or rosaries.
USDA Growing Zone(s): Tulsi grows best as a perennial in zones 10-11, but it can be grown as an annual in cooler zones.
Tulsi loves hot, sunny weather with well-draining soil and can grow quite large in these conditions.
'Vana': Easiest to grow variety along with Temperate Tulsi.
'Temperate': Easiest to grow Tulsi. Add to Vana and Amrita for a flavorful tulsi blend!
'Amrita': Annual. Very fragrant but more challenging to grow. Worth the effort!
'Rama': Most challenging Tulsi. Tropical. Grow indoors or in a greenhouse.
Tulsi Vana plants growing at Kindred Herbs